Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
COMMISSIONER OF HIGHER EDUCATION ANNOUNCES CAMPUS SEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO AID IN SEARCH PROCESS FOR NEXT PRESIDENT OF MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN
7/29/2011 - Jackson, Miss.

Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds announced today the Campus Search Advisory Committee to aid in the search for the next president of Mississippi University for Women.

The members of the Mississippi University for Women Campus Search Advisory Committee include:

Alumni/Foundation

Renee Flynt, Emily Myers Garner, Ruth Jones, Brandon Newsome, Andrea Overby

Faculty & Staff

Nora Miller, Dr. Sue Jolly-Smith, Dr. Mark Bean, Dr. Gloria Bunnell, Dr. Dionne Fortenberry, Dr. Kimberly Taylor-Gathings, Cathy Young, Jessica Harpole, Phillip Cockrell

Students

Jenna McMurphy, Carlos Williams

Community Members

Kathy Dyess, Bobby Harper, Joe Higgins, Alma Turner

Members of the Campus Search Advisory Committees will participate in the campus listening sessions, which will include discussions on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officers should possess. 

The Campus Listening Sessions will be held in the Cochran Hall Ballroom on the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus on Thursday, August 25, 2011.The sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:45 p.m. While all sessions are open to the public, each session focuses on the needs of a specific constituency group.

Tentative Schedule

Time

Meeting

7:30 a.m.

Community Leaders

9:15 a.m.

President’s Cabinet

10:00 a.m.

Deans and Senior Program Officers

10:45 a.m.

Division Chairs and Department Heads

11:30 a.m.

Student Representatives

12:30 p.m.

Faculty Representatives

1:15 p.m.

Professional Support Representatives

2:00 p.m.

National Alumni Association/Development Foundation President and Alumni Representatives

2:45 p.m.

Open Meeting for Campus and Community

3:45 p.m.

Campus Search Advisory Committee

Applicants for the position may apply until September 2, 2011, for best consideration. For more information on the application process, visit the Parker Executive Search Web site.

Following the best consideration deadline, Campus Search Advisory Committee members will submit no fewer than five candidates unranked to the Board Search Committee and select the Interview Search Advisory Committee. The Board will select the candidates to be interviewed.

The candidates for president of Mississippi University for Women will be interviewed later this fall, with a campus visit by the preferred candidate to follow.

For more information and to track progress on the presidential searches, visit the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s Web site.

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